Family Farming

8 Apr

 It’s not everyday that we get to take our kids out on the farm with us.  It’s hard, as any of you with a toddler can imagine, to get much done with a 4 month old and an almost 2 year old tagging along.  But one thing that is pretty easy is looking at fields, because who doesn’t love wide open spaces to run and dirt to play in?!

IMG_2851Hoot and I checking on a cabbage field when he was only 8 months old.

Hoot in his short life so far has probably looked at acres of dirt and more rows of crop than most adults.  He’s been a trooper from the very beginning, and in many ways I think it’s because, well, he just doesn’t know any different.

 Last Sunday Matt and I needed to go look and see how our spring wheat was growing.  So we loaded up the boys and took them out to walk fields with us.  Although Hoot didn’t last too long….

 Davor was a happy camper the whole adventure!

 When it’s said that farming isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.  I think experiences like these are what they are talking about.  It didn’t matter that it wasn’t a “workday”, it didn’t matter that we had our kids in tow, all that mattered is that fields needed to be checked and we got it done.  This wasn’t our kids’ first and it won’t be their last “family farming” time, this is how farming gets into your blood, this is how you continue a legacy.

2 Responses to “Family Farming”

  1. class of '73 April 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    It isn’t everyday that I read a story about family – just family. Folks in many parts of this country have lost the meaning of that word. It used to be that the word “family” stood for all that was right in this country. Now, well, times have sure changed. If this country ever gets back to where it used to be (IMO), it will be because we went back to our roots – our family roots. Keep up the good work. We “folks” in the cities are counting on you, and your family. 🙂

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  2. Debbie Beilke April 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Enjoyed your post. Yep it is much the same on our farm. We were wishing the grand kids were a few years older today so they could go snip off the blossoms on some newly planted apple trees planted last year. But decided 4 yrs and 2 yrs old might run us foul of the Child Labor Laws! 😜😜

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